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dairy cows on pasture
Read article: Central Illinois rotational grazing benefits land, cows, milk, people
Central Illinois rotational grazing benefits land, cows, milk, people
Milk is one of the most ordinary grocery store items in the United States. An entire industry is based around this liquid commodity, with tens of...
Young corn plants in the field
Read article: Spring weather affecting crops, markets
Spring weather affecting crops, markets
If you have been watching cornfields in Central Illinois, you may have noticed that the young corn plants have changed colors over the past couple of...

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Teamwork is rewarded
Learning to preserve food at home properly requires food safety knowledge and skill to ensure food’s long-term safety and quality. The Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness team earned first place by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for its marketing package...
Community Worker and Marketing Position
Join Our Team! We are Hiring!
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Community Worker - 37.5 hours per week Are you interested in health & nutrition? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you like working in your community To apply, visit
2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit dates scheduled for December
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANA, Ill. – Speakers from University of Illinois Extension and the farmdoc team from the U of I Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will explore topics such as the 2020 outlook for crop and livestock prices, the next farm bill, farm profitability...


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Melissa Schumacher

Family and Consumer Sciences Digital Nutrition Education Outreach Associate